When You Join the Chamber, You Are Not Only Helping Your Business, You’re Strengthening Your Community
As a business owner, membership in the Swain County Chamber of Commerce is your best way to connect with a nationwide audience of consumers interested in visiting the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, and to belong to a group of like-minded individuals who want their community to thrive.
There are dozens of benefits that make Chamber membership valuable. Advantages like receiving business leads, listings on GreatSmokies.com, advertising opportunities on the website, e-newsletter and on signage. Learn about Member Benefits.
You’re invited to drop by the Chamber office and meet the staff that will be working to help you promote your business. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Downtown Trick or Treat Event
We would love to have you join us as a participant in our Downtown Trick or Treat event — even if you are not located in the downtown corridor or in Swain County! So, if you would like to promote your business to a crowd of approximately 7,000 or to just be a part of the fun, fill out the vendor application or give Karen Proctor a call or email. Street closure information for downtown merchants.
The Benefits of Chamber Membership
A free listing on the Chamber of Commerce website GreatSmokies.com, plus a free direct link to your web page, email and social media.
An opportunity to publicize your special offers and coupons on our Deals and Discounts section.
Free prospective visitor leads via email.
Tailored marketing opportunities designed to fit any budget.
A members-only referral program.
Mailing Lists: The chamber’s membership list is available to all members in Excel format.
Grand opening and ribbon cutting services for new or remodeled business, complete with newspaper coverage, photo opportunities, and email campaign.
Business After Hours: we provide the press and email campaign, you provide the rest! Excellent networking opportunity!
Membership e-newsletter filled with timely news and information for members.
Opportunities for sponsorship of community events such as the Christmas Parade, Downtown Trick or Treat and Freedom Fest. Provides an excellent advertising opportunity!
Advertising opportunities: banner ads on greatsmokies.com, sponsorship of monthly visitor e-newsletter, ads on downtown kiosks and business directional sign. Opportunity to sponsor flower basket.
Member Celebration Banquet, including presentations honoring recipients of the Dennis White Business and Innovation Award, and the Duke Power Citizenship and Service Award.
But Wait, There’s More
These are just a few of the benefits of membership. For more information download the PDF Membership Benefits & Application.
Did You Know?
Consumers are 739% more aware of a business that is a member of a Chamber of Commerce
63% are more likely to think positively of its local reputation
68% percent are more likely to shop with that business in the future
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